The Lost City (poem)

(inspired by Machu Picchu, Peru -- July 2018) The Lost City Stretched as far as the sunrise, the terraces sleep in forgotten history from their emerald steps. Hypnotic, they undulate miles above shore in pristine green, carrying back and forth the past and now, high above clouds breathless in prayer. Each sin sinks slowly, heavily, … Continue reading The Lost City (poem)

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Destination: Menton, France

Just located three kilometers from the Italian border lies the stunning small town of Menton. With its warm, Mediterranean climate and sweeping, colorful harbor, it's no wonder that this French Riviera town is famously nicknamed "the pearl of France." Many tourists-- local and foreign-- take a trip to Menton every year, ideally in the summer … Continue reading Destination: Menton, France

Destination: Pont du Gard & Uzès, France

Without a doubt, the south of France is one of the most-touristic spots in the country, with only Paris claiming first place. Although the south tends to get hectic in summer months, it continues to welcome visitors to its region. From the stunning lavender fields to the French Riviera, there's so much for one to … Continue reading Destination: Pont du Gard & Uzès, France

Destination: Gordes & Roussillon, France

What makes the south of France a popular tourist destination isn't limited to its good weather and landscapes, but also to its dozens (if not hundreds) of small, picturesque villages dotted throughout. The department of Vaucluse is rich in such villages, and I had the great opportunity to visit two of the most well-known ones-- … Continue reading Destination: Gordes & Roussillon, France

Destination: Lavender Fields of Provence, France

What makes summer truly iconic are the lavender fields in the south of France. The ones in Provence are the most-famous, and thousands of tourists from all over the world come to visit them every year. The Provencal lavenders have a short season between late June and early August, but they only reach their peak … Continue reading Destination: Lavender Fields of Provence, France